Cyber Security Analyst

Nigel Wright
Marton-In-Cleveland, UK
16 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company:

I currently have two roles available for both a Cyber Analyst and Senior Cyber Security Analyst to join at an exciting period of growth at a local Cyber Security specialist. The role of Cyber Security Analysts will work as part of a team the primary role is to work with customers in a Managed Security Services department.

The Cyber Security Analyst's role is to help protect our customer networks against cyber security threats such as hackers, Cyber-terrorists and malware that can steal or corrupt sensitive customer data. This is accomplished by monitoring and analysing customer networks, servers, databases and end-point equipment for key indicators of compromise. Once a possible threat is detected the analyst must investigate, respond to and report to our customers with any recommended remediation.

Cyber Analysts should have the experience and knowledge desired below and will also be enrolled into our training Academy, where students will be trained in other aspects of the role.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Monitor customer environments for security issues.
  • Investigate security breaches and other cybersecurity incidents.
  • Install security measures and operate software to protect systems and information infrastructure, including firewalls and data encryption programs.
  • Document and research security breaches and assess the damage they cause.
  • Work with customers security team to perform tests and uncover network vulnerabilities.
  • Help remediate detected vulnerabilities to maintain a high-security standard.
  • Stay current on IT security trends and news.
  • Develop company-wide best practices for IT security.
  • Research security enhancements and make recommendations to management.
  • Stay up-to-date on information technology trends and security standards.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience with SIEM configuring, tuning and support
  • 2-5 years' experience in the industry OR equivalent qualifications
  • Understanding of firewalls, proxies, SIEM, antivirus, and IDPS concepts.
  • Ability to identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and explain how to avoid them.
  • Understanding of patch management with the ability to deploy patches in a timely manner while understanding business impact.

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